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Stat of the Day

Stat of the day (and this says everything about the situations they entered): In their careers, Alex Smith has 23 TDs, 33 interceptions; Vince Young has 23 TDs, 33 interceptions. Yet, Smith's career record is 11-20, while Young's is 19-11.


http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20091104/SPORTS/911049910/1010/SPORTS?Title=Smith-Titans-Young-are-rebound-leaders
Vince has been on a better team, had a better O-Line, a better running game, a better defense and a better head coach and offensive coaching staff.... Up until now, IMO. Alex now have some weapons and a good HC but the O-Line and OC are still ?
Vince Young had a pretty good d to bail him out of his f**k ups
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Verrry Interesting
Your average NFL fan will tell you they both stink.
Now post the stats of their defenses and you'll get accurate picture why one has a winning record and the other doesn't. Keep in mind Smith got benched and the 49ers went to 7-9. Vince got benched and the Titans went to 14-2.

[ Edited by tjd808185 on Nov 5, 2009 at 08:55:42 ]
Originally posted by tjd808185:
Now post the stats of their defenses and you'll get accurate picture why one has a winning record and the other doesn't. Keep in mind Smith got benched and the 49ers went to 7-9. Vince got benched and the Titans went to 14-2.

ouch haha
Originally posted by tjd808185:
Now post the stats of their defenses and you'll get accurate picture why one has a winning record and the other doesn't. Keep in mind Smith got benched and the 49ers went to 7-9. Vince got benched and the Titans went to 14-2.

Actually, Smith never lost the Start Quarterback job to anything other than injury once he was the established starter.

2007 Season - Injured in week 4, played through pain after just three weeks of rest. His shoulder never healed and he played injured until being placed on IR.

2008 Season - Placed on IR prior to the 2008 season with complications from shoulder surgery in 2007.
Interesting stat. That first team that Alex Smith inherited was just gawd awful. Vince Young has always been on a pretty good team until this year.
Vince had a better supporting cast when he was drafted. They had established pro bowl veterans like Haynesworth and Bulluck. Alex had.... Andy Lee.
Smith > Young
Originally posted by redrathman:
Originally posted by tjd808185:
Now post the stats of their defenses and you'll get accurate picture why one has a winning record and the other doesn't. Keep in mind Smith got benched and the 49ers went to 7-9. Vince got benched and the Titans went to 14-2.

Actually, Smith never lost the Start Quarterback job to anything other than injury once he was the established starter.

2007 Season - Injured in week 4, played through pain after just three weeks of rest. His shoulder never healed and he played injured until being placed on IR.

2008 Season - Placed on IR prior to the 2008 season with complications from shoulder surgery in 2007.

He lost the job to O' Sullivan in 08. Out played in camp, out played in preseason.

[ Edited by tjd808185 on Nov 5, 2009 at 10:49:52 ]
It just proves that you have to go by how they look in a game. Alex looks far beyond Young and Alex has had more chaos around him and just about the same scrutiny but Alex hasn't wussed out like Young.
Originally posted by Joecool:
It just proves that you have to go by how they look in a game. Alex looks far beyond Young and Alex has had more chaos around him and just about the same scrutiny but Alex hasn't wussed out like Young.

Yup. To be fair to VY though maybe he needed the time to get his head straight and not be a head case anymore? I think you can make an argument that both of them may have benefitted from sitting, even though Smith's was a result of an injury that could've really screwed up his career.